Lahinch to stage 2019 Home Internationals

Lahinch to stage 2019 Home Internationals
 Rowan Lester (Hermitage) on the 13th tee during the semi-finals of the 2016 South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch. Picture:  Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) on the 13th tee during the semi-finals of the 2016 South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch. Picture:  Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Lahinch Golf Club has been named by the GUI as the host venue for the 2019 Home Internationals.

Home to the South of Ireland Championship since 1895, it is renowned as one of the world’s great links and sometimes referred to as “the St Andrews of Ireland”

Mark Wehrly, Championships Manager of the GUI said: “Hosting the Home Internationals at Lahinch is a very exciting prospect for the Golfing Union of Ireland.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the teams from England, Scotland and Wales to a championship venue with such incredible history and pedigree.”

Lahinch previously hosted the Home Internationals in 1987, when Ireland completed a famous Triple Crown success with victories over England. Scotland and Wales.

Since then, the stunning west coast links has been modernised and in 1999 British golf architect Martin Hawtree introduced two new par-threes as well as re-routing four holes. A new short game academy will be in full use next year for the club’s 125th anniversary. 

Ireland are the reigning Home Internationals champions, having won the Raymond Trophy for the third successive year at Nairn in Scotland three weeks ago.